Intel Introduces Crystalwell Skylake-R Embedded Processors

Have you heard about embedded processors? It’s a type of processors that will be soldered to the board. You can’t remove and upgrade it. These processors are available on many small all-in-one PC or small machine like Intel NUC.

Today, Intel introduced three new embedded processors for all-in-one PC and small desktop PCs, or any other devices that need these embedded CPUs. These new processors are based on the Intel Skylake-R and feature Intel Iris Pro 580 graphics card, which has 72 execution units, more than three times of the iGPU of the Intel Core i7-6700K CPU. These new embedded CPUs also have 128 MB eDRAM L4 cache and named Core i7-6785R, Core i5-6685R, and Core i5-6585R.

Intel Skylake-R embedded CPUs

The Intel Core i7-6785R comes with HyperThreading enabled and has eight logical CPUs with 8MB of L3 cache. The regular clock speed of this process is 3.3GHz, or boost up to 3.9GHz with Turbo Boost.

The Intel Core i5-6685R and i5-6585R will not have HyperThreading enabled. Both embedded CPUs feature 6MB of L3 cache. The i5-6685R comes with 3.2GHz nominal clock speed, boost up to 3.8GHz with Turbo Boost. Meanwhile, the i5-6585R has 2.8GHz nominal CPU clock speed and boost up to 3.6GHz in Turbo Boost mode.

These embedded processors support both the latest DDR4 memory as well as DDR3L. These processors will be available for sale in the OEM channel for $370, $288, and $255 for the Intel Core i7-6785R, i5-6685R, and i5-6585R, respectively, in 1000-unit quantities.